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Ask Me Anything

There are so many reasons I love this movie.  The snark of the white haired guy is but one.  (The prince-figure actually being tongue tied and, well, realistic as a young male expressing his feelings and of course offending her in the process is another thing.  (I’m not saying it’s justified or good.  I’m just saying I’ve seen many a male who really likes a female offend her while tripping over his own tongue in a similar manner.) And he grows!  He does learn, people!  But…we can hit him for this moment alone many, many times.)

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Malala Yousafzai, in a 2011 interview with CNN, discussing her activism on behalf of girls seeking education in Pakistan.

I’m bringing this back because this morning it was announced that Malala Yousafzai has been officially nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Congratulations, princess.

Oh, how lovely and brave you are.

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Concussions Suck

Long story short, my uni had some, uh, questionable (in the safety and common sense area) landscaping, and it resulted in me falling first down a hill and then off a four foot high wall onto a road.

Yeah.  It hurt as much as it sounds like.

So, I was trying really hard to avoid a medical withdrawal—I dropped three of my five courses—but with the aqua therapy and the pain I’m in, I just…don’t think my body can take it.  

Which I guess is mature of me?  Er, I mean, it’s mature of me to realize this and to have come to all these conclusions on my own.  No prodding was needed.  

But dammit, I’m not HAPPY about it.  No one says I have to be HAPPY about it to be mature!  I will grit my teeth and do what needs to be done, because that’s what you DO.  But by God, I will be wishing I was going (almost) ANYTHING else.  (See that almost?  There for a reason.  I know how my life works, I’ve lived it for a long time.)

I love Phil.  Curse you, Fury, for getting his cards dirty! 
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I love Phil.  Curse you, Fury, for getting his cards dirty! 

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WE LOVE FINE WEDNESDAY LOVES AGENT PHIL COULSON!

And we KNOW you do too, Avengers fans… so reblog this post and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a FREE Coulson tee by NinjaInk! Mens AND womens sizes available!

Reblog NOW and win! Good Luck!

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Lantern Corp Bags Available for Only $25! Email or Use the Ask Feature if Interested, Please Reblog!

Well.  $25 or more, if you wish to donate more.

Interested in a bag from one of the nine Lantern Corps?  (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, Black, and White)?  Contact me at comfortable.in.shadows@gmail.com.  Or here, I guess, featuring the “ask me anything” option.

And no matter whether you’re personally interested or not, now that I have the set price of the bags—please make sure you put that price, $25, and that I’ll do it in all 9 corp colors, as well as how to contact me, in your reblog post.

See, I found a good acrylic yarn that takes the place of the wool, and a site that sells the skeins inexpensively, especially when bought in bulk.

I make about a $7 profit on the first bag (which will be a Blue Lantern bag) because I found the inexpensive site after buying the yarn on ebay.  After that, my profit will vary slightly, depending on if people want pockets on the inside, closure specifications, etc, along if people decide to donate more than the price of the bag ($25—yarn only materials are about $19, though I save a tiny bit if I’m buying the stuff for more than one bag at once—plus s/h.  And as for the postage price, I’ll use a postal scale to determine exactly.) that’s okay. (Well, great.)  You buy a bag, pay via the donate button, and add extra money if you want to donate more, after the cost and s/h.  (People who donate more get a bonus surprise, too, no matter how much more.  Well.  As long as it’s more than, like, a buck.)

So.  You get a sturdy bag featuring your favorite lantern corp color and emblem (and part of the oath on the other side, if you like).  It’s not meant to have a closure, but if you want one, we can talk about options.  (Snaps, Velcro, or buttons are probably best, rather than a zipper.  And cheaper.  It may not be meant to be closed, but I understand some may want to.)  We can also talk about strap length; the bag is 8” x 8” square.  I can include a pocket inside as well, for no extra cost there. 

So, again. Interested in a bag from one of the nine Lantern Corps?  (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, Black, and White)?  Contact me at comfortable.in.shadows@gmail.com.  Or here, I guess, featuring the “ask me anything” option.

And no matter whether you’re personally interested or not, now that I have the set price of the bags—please make sure you put that price, $25, and that I’ll do it in all 9 corp colors, as well as how to contact me, in your reblog post.

Thank you!  Let’s hope y’all are interested, or the people you reblog this to are interested.

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Another way you can help me: sign up for this or reblog it



Yes.  I know a lot of things like this are scams.  CashCrate isn’t.  I’ve made and received checks for over $70 from them.  I think I have a picture of one (with personal info blurred out) somewhere that I’ll upload once I find the pic.

If you sign up through my referal link—aka clicking the banner, or this link: http://www.cashcrate.com/2347884—not only do you get $1 free to start you out, without filling out anything at all, but I get some free credit.

IF YOU SIGN UP: I rec that you make a new gmail account to sign up for things with, so you don’t get email spam.  Them, while logged into that gmail account?  Go to voice.google.com; you can get a free number that goes to any phone you already have.  That way, you’re not giving your home phone number or your actual cell number over the net, but you ARE giving a valid one.

So.  Please sign up, and if you don’t want to sign up, at least reblog?  When I say, “every little bit helps” I mean it.  To the point where I did a dance when a pattern booklet sold for $1.50 on ebay today.

So.  Help me out, either with signing up, reblogging this, or both?  I wouldn’t rec this if it wasn’t valid, and two checks later, I know it is. 

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Any Color Lantern Corp Bag, 8x8 Square, I Can Make

No matter which corp you want to represent with your bag, it takes three hanks of yarn (two in the color, one in white for the emblem on both sides, or emblem on one side and POSSIBLY vow on the other), and each hank of yarn is $9.

Yarn alone = $27, then.  Plus s/h for ordering it.  Say $32.

That’s no profit for me, and doesn’t include shipping (either of the yarn I’m buying or to get it to you.

Now, this is with wool, and forms a solid, sturdy bag.  I can SEE about finding a cheaper yarn—but it’s not going to be much cheaper anyway.

So.  Knowing this.  If you are interested in a bag, i’ll charge you for the yarn and shipping (both hsipping of yarn to me and bag to you) and ask you donate at least $5 to the Hope for Mirkat fund.  (If you want one, but want me to look for a cheaper yarn, let me know that; again, I can look, but it will only be so much cheaper.  It’s not going to be a ton of savings.)

I will I had the money to make a blue one for myself.  *wistful*  But I can make one in all seven normal corp colors, plus the black lantern and white lantern corps, as well.  (The white lantern corp bag will be done in a light grey with a white emblem, or in a white with a grey emblem, whichever looks better.)

So.  Let me know, via ask me questions, if you’re interested.

Even if you’re not interested, please reblog/plurk/tweet this?  Donations are at $4.55, which  thank you for, donator!

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